New Year bells are ringing all the way as NASA is bringing International Space Station (ISS) more closer to you. A new NASA application provides information on ISS experiments, facilities and research results all in one, through the videos, photos, interactive media and in-depth descriptions.
The ISS cost more than $155 billion to make, built from 1998 to 2011 to accommodate a crew of six and a range of scientific experiments.
Basically ISS serves as a microgravity and the space environment research laboratory in which crew members conducts experiments in:
- Human Biology
- Other Fields
The space station research explorer application has an experiments section which mainly contains six categories and there are sub categories too. Experiments are usually depicted as dots within the category system only and stems connecting the dots to the system usually depicts the length of time the experiment spent on orbit.
Users can drill down to see specific experiments within the categories and subcategories or can search for a specific experiment or subject using the search point. Experiment descriptions consist of links, images and publication. Experiment section have another option of specific expedition and sponsor.
Further the facilities section provides the view of three of the station modules:
Benefits section provides information on:
- Human Health
- Earth Benefits
- Global Education
Media section provides Access to:
The last section contains links to other space station research sites and NASA applications. Space Station Research Explorer is available for iOS and Android devices.